Ex IFP CEO Nick Cann to speak at CISI Financial Planning Conference

By Lora Benson | Jun 28, 2017


The CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) is delighted to announce that Nick Cann, ex-IFP CEO, will be closing this year’s annual Financial Planning Conference 25-27 September.

Mr Cann suffered a major stroke in 2013 while he was giving a speech on financial planning at Nottingham University. His stroke resulted in him losing his speech and he now has aphasia a condition that makes it difficult to speak and understand what other people are saying, as well as reading and writing. With a combination of rehabilitation and personal conviction, he has made incredible strides both on the road to recovery and in the support of other stroke sufferers.

Since his life-changing incident Mr Cann has set out to raise awareness and funds for the Stroke Association. This has involved him completing distance cycle event and he has recently completed a 5km run.

Jacqueline Lockie  CFPTM Chartered FSCI, CISI Deputy Head of Financial Planning said: “We are so pleased that Nick has agreed to close our Conference in September. His motivational presentation will be centred on overcoming difficulties and never giving up. It will be a truly inspirational session, focused on his own experience and testament to his tenacity and optimism. This is definitely a session not to be missed and we thank Nick for agreeing to be involved.”

Nick Cann said: “I am delighted to be asked to close this year’s annual financial planning conference and I look forward to meeting up with old colleagues and friends at the event.”

The CISI’s nominated charity for this year’s Conference is Breast Cancer Now and it will also be making a donation to the Stroke Association. Mr Cann’s speech is scheduled to close the Conference on Wednesday 27 September.

To view the conference website and book, please click here. For speaking and/or sponsorship enquiries, please contact alex.xavier@cisi.org.